Louise Ritson’s expertise with people can facilitate the working of teams, business relationships, and other situations in which people come together with a common purpose. Examples include boards of directors, senior management teams and meetings between business partners.

Facilitation of this kind does not impose particular ways of working or undermine authority and process. Rather, it helps people to express their fears and aspirations and to find common ground by facing difficulties openly.

The objectives of facilitation are to maintain and enhance the effectiveness of business and team relationships, and to reduce stress in those taking part. Typical outcomes include increased understanding and confidence between team members, quicker resolution of conflicts and difficulties, shared long-term vision, and greater willingness to take risks and embrace change.